Adele has admitted that she would be "mortified" if the tables turned and a former lover wrote songs about her.
The record-shattering artiste, whose album 21 has been in the UK Top 10 since January 2011, told The Today Show's Matt Lauer that the situation would be different in reverse because people would know the track was about her.
"I'd f****** s*** myself. I'd be mortified," she said. "But also if they wrote songs about me, they'd be: 'This song's about Adele'.
"I've never given any names ever, but everyone's going to know this song's about me. No-one actually knows who my songs are about."
The Londoner also added that she wished she'd held back a little more when talking about the break-ups that inspired both 21 and its predecessor 19.
"I do wish I'd kept a lot of things to myself, but I never knew the album was going to be so big," she said. "I will be more wary when I go into things now.
"It is really sad but it’s also to protect the people I love. I don't see why my career and my lifestyle should affect people who it’s not their dream, it's got nothing to do with them. In the songs I can still be really really direct but in interviews when I'm explaining my songs I shouldn't be so direct about who they're about."
Earlier today it was revealed that she thought a call from Elton John was a prank.
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